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GF Rating
6.2

3689 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

The bad points...........and some good.

posted by Paladin76 (MALAKOFF, TX) Jan 6, 2009

Member since Apr 2008

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I have not completed the game yet but I have played enough to list a few points about the game.

First off the graphics are average at best, the funny thing is while in a cut scene the graphics actually get worse. Normally this is the other way around, but in this game the graphics downgrade a ton and the cinematics look like something that should have been on the last generation of consoles.

Second, the character animations while in dialog are all but non existent. There is NO emotion what so ever on the characters faces. They look like nothing more then cardboard cut outs of a lifeless drawing. This kills the immersion a bit.

Third the camera is a bit jumpy at times and tends to go where it wants to go. You really have to stay on top of that right stick to keep it where it is best for you.

Forth, the game has way to much loading and loading screens. This wouldn't be so bad if that wasn't coupled with extreme stuttering. This is one of those games that you need to install to the hard drive due to performance issues.

Other then that the voice acting is pretty good (not great) Some voices do not fit the characters at all cough Hercules cough hint hint.

The story is interesting and draws you in a bit and a majority of the characters are likable.

Combat is pretty fun and there is room for customization. You get three different fighting styles and four Gods to chose from to distribute skill points to.

Dialog options are neat being that you can go with how you would play or pick the option that best fits the God (build) that you are going for.

I'd say it is worth a rent but it is far from anything spectacular.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Like Nothing ever done before

posted by Ryimus (NEW YORK, NY) Apr 9, 2010

Member since Feb 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Since the beginning I have always divided games into two categories: straightforward fighting and violence, and games that require thought (battle strategies, puzzles, riddles, etc.). from the cover and description on back I though this was just another Violent game. I first played played it because I was tired of China. and wanted to fight Roman Legionnaire style.

Never before have I encountered a game that challenges my virtues, my heart, my emotions and feelings. everything I chose Jason to say or do is almost exactly what I would say or do if I were in his place. It picked me to a tee. never before have I been in a game that encourages you and begs you only to fight when it's necessary, to be diplomatic and to do the right thing at every turn. it makes me rethink things. I also wonder if Jason and I were once the same man. The gods, who are historically known for their cruelty are acting like my best friends (and I don't really have any). The violence does complement perfectly with the story and the situations.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

A game worth trying...

posted by Grimshade (LEWISVILLE, TX) Mar 21, 2009

Member since Nov 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

While this is a flawed game, it is entertaining. Most reviewers that have knocked this game cite the fact that there is no way to determine health and its hard to get to the map. To the health point, that is a valid one (I do get annoyed when I can't tell how much health either my enemy or myself have in the fight), however, to me, at least, the map is fairly simple: press start and choose the map option. I believe this was done to give the game a more cinematic feel to it. The game in its entirety is set up to be very cinematic and I think they achieved that for the most part. It just would have been nice to have been given that option. To the rest of the game's fairly mediocre reputation I say its one person's opinion and that one I disagree with. I found the game largely fun and a bit different than the vast array of Diablo-style clones. You can't go hacking away at everything you see. Most boss fights take at least some thought. Just try not to listen to those that would rip the game and try it yourself. Most of us have enjoyed games that are slammed by popular opinion and I believe this is one of those. Try it for yourself and you might just like it.

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